Amsterdam: Comparing Heritage Projects
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Gaining insight into and appreciation for twentieth century (spatial) history and built heritage projects in Amsterdam and other cities. Learning how to think and write critically about heritage issues; how to collect information in publications, the built environment and musea; and how to get acquainted with the professional practice of the heritage specialist.
This course focuses on the history of twentieth-century city extensions, like the Bijlmermeer, de Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-North. How did city building politics develop? How did (the appreciation for) these urban quarters change over time? Students start by studying and comparing a few leading studies independently, then choose a research project and write an research paper. During the final excursion, focused on the individual projects, student present their projects with an oral presentation.
Seminar and excursions
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Oral book exam (50%), oral presentation (10%) and research paper (40%).
Presence at seminar sessions and excursions is mandatory.
RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
Highly recommended: take the course 'Amsterdam: A Historical Introduction' or 'Amsterdam: Global Historical Perspectives', or take both.
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